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Conor McGregor, UFC 200 and the tweet that started a war.

It all began with a tweet. Less than 150 characters were enough to send the MMA world into turmoil, the McGregor effect in action. Here are the now infamous words,  165,770 retweets later: ‘I have decided to retire young. Thanks for the cheese. Catch ya’s later.’ – Conor McGregor. The immediate reaction was one of amusement mixed with a dash of bewilderment. It wasn’t long before various sources were confirming that it wasn’t a joke. Something was going down up in Iceland. Later that night, UFC president Dana White went on live television to announce that he was pulling Conor McGregor […]

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Extended preview: Conor Mcgregor VS Nate Diaz

The next chapter of the McGregor era will be written this Saturday night, live once again from the MGM Grand Garden arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Conor McGregor will now face UFC veteran and fan favourite Nate Diaz, at welterweight. The eyes of the combat sports world are firmly set on UFC 196. Nate Diaz has competed in the UFC since 2007, he is 18-10 overall in MMA. He’s gone 2-3 in his last five fights and is currently ranked number 5 in the Lightweight division after an impressive win against Michael Johnson in December. Nate possesses high level technical […]

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One Night in Vegas: Conor McGregor and UFC 194

It was a special night in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Irish had travelled in force, again. It was finally time, Conor McGregor had reached the top of the featherweight mountain, ready to rumble with the long time king. What the hell just happened? Conor McGregor faced Jose Aldo for the undisputed UFC featherweight title. The crowd at the MGM were on their feet from the moment the Irishman made the walk, and they never sat back down. In just 13 seconds, McGregor toppled the number one ranked pound for pound fighter in the UFC. It was the left hook heard […]

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A Brief History of Aldo Part 2: Chad Mendes (1)

December 12th, 2015. Conor McGregor will finally get his shot at the long time featherweight king, Jose Aldo. Aldo hasn’t lost an MMA fight in over 10 years, he’s the only featherweight champion in UFC history and he has successfully defended his title 7 times against the best competition in the world at 145 pounds. In short, he’s really good at fighting. In the run up to UFC 194, we are taking a look back at some of Aldo’s prior UFC match ups. To separate the facts from the fiction, the stats from the hype, and the man from the […]

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Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber full cast announced

The 32 cast members for ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ have been revealed. 16 fighters from Europe and 16 from the USA. Team Alpha Male standout Urijah Faber coaches Team USA against UFC Interim Featherweight champion and Team Europe coach, Conor McGregor. BREAKING: Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber full cast announced http://t.co/6UVhtbyUN0 #UFC #TUF22 pic.twitter.com/op9EfhBRdt — The Ultimate Fighter (@UltimateFighter) August 31, 2015 Conor McGregor leads Europe into battle against the USA and Urijah Faber | Series Premiere Sept. 9th @FOXSports1 | https://t.co/kxmMKd5lN2 — The Ultimate Fighter (@UltimateFighter) August 18, 2015 Here are the names of the 32 fighters who will […]

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Irish MMA Media Predict Conor McGregor VS. Chad Mendes

Conor McGregor will face Chad Mendes for the interim featherweight title this Saturday night at UFC 189. In the run up to the biggest night in the history of Irish MMA, I spoke to some of Ireland’s top MMA writers to get their thoughts on the main event. Check out their predictions and breakdowns below along with my own. _________________________________________________________________________ Sean Sheehan, MMA writer, analyst and podcaster with SevereMMA.com. Twitter: @SeanSheehanBA “Like many MMA fights, this will all come down to where it takes place. If Mendes can get it to the floor multiple times, and more importantly hold it there, […]

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Conor McGregor VS Chad Mendes – Extended Preview

Conor McGregor takes on Chad Mendes this Saturday night in Las Vegas, Nevada for the interim UFC featherweight title. It’s the biggest fight in Irish MMA history, the largest U.S. gate for the UFC ever, the biggest MMA card of the year and one of the most anticipated events in the entire history of the sport. The Irish have travelled in their thousands to ensure Conor is the crowd favourite in his opponents homeland, Sinéad O’Connor is singing the walk out music live and even the weight-ins are set to break records. It’s kind of a big deal. Regardless of […]

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UFC 189 Preview and Picks

This is the big one. UFC 189 is finally here, live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas this Saturday night, July 11th. Conor McGregor will look to become the first Irish fighter in the history of the UFC to win a championship belt as he takes on the American Chad Mendes. There is more Irish interest throughout the card and with a phenomenal welterweight title contest as the co-main event, UFC 189 is definitely the biggest event of the year. The Main Event With Jose Aldo withdrawing from the fight due to a broken rib, Conor McGregor […]